Media, mastering, replicating & packaging – Brief Article

Media, mastering, replicating & packaging – Brief Article – Statistical Data Included

Record Products of America Offers Replicators New CD/DVD Counter

Record Products of America is now offering the LaserSum CD Stack counter. Designed for use in replication plants, LaserSum automates CD and DVD counting using a proprietary electro-optic technique that identifies each individual CD/DVD on a stack, as opposed to devices that use height or weight measurements to approximate the number of discs. The unit operates with all brands of stacking spindles and features a five-second maximum cycle time.

(Record Products of America, Inc., 700 Sherman Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514; 203/248-6371; Fax 203/248-3733;

MicroVision Delivers SureThing CD Labeler

MicroVision Development has announced the availability of SureThing CD Labeler, a comprehensive CD labeling solution, SureThing includes SureThing Software, CD labels, and an applicator. SureThing Software incorporates SmartDesigns, which provides hundreds of backgrounds with coordinated templates and text layouts geared towards common CD uses. The software also gives users the option to print single or multiple labels for each design. In addition to CD/DVD labels and jewel cases, SureThing also supports labels for other media including Zip and Jaz cartridges, DAT, Sony MiniDiscs, audio, and video cassettes. SureThing CD Labeler works with labels from Avery, Memorex, CD Stomper, PresIT, and NEATO, as well as SureThing’s own brand. SureThing CD Labeler is priced at $39.95.

(MicroVision Development, Inc., 2185 Faraday Avenue, Suite 140, Carlsbad, CA 92008; 800/998-4555, 760/438-77781; Fax 760/438-7406;

Cervic Provides Comfort-Pack

Cervic, S.A. has introduced the Comfort-Pack, a new box for DVD and CD media. The Comfort-Pack is made from a single sheet of molded, completely recyclable polypropylene and is available in many colors. The Comfort-Pack offers a choice of three patented buttons for clamping or releasing the disc, as well as a literature holding system with a maximum thickness of 5mm. The box comes with transparent or personalized exteriors. With the personalized option, users can insert a logo, trademark, or other image in relief on a strip running down both sides of the cover. The Comfort-Pack is designed for use in automatic packing machines including GIMA, CFDA, KITANO, and KYOTO. The dimensions of the Comfort-Pack are based on VSDA recommendations.

(Cervic, S.A., Avda. Del Jugete 14, Alicante, Spain 03340; +34-9-655-0267; Fax +34-9-655-3762;

Compact Disc Packaging Corp. Introduces Pull Peck

Compact Disc Packaging Corp., a subsidiary of International Smart Sourcing, Inc., has introduced proprietary new Pull Pack CD/DVD packaging. The Pull Pack case opens like a drawer so that when opened, it “hands” the enclosed booklet to users. The Pull Pack also offers a new hub that prevents the need to bend CDs when removing them, as well as sturdier tabs than the traditional jewel case.

(Compact Disc Packaging Corp., 320 Broad Hollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735; 516/293-0750; Fax 516/752-1971;

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